KENDAL Towns Ladies defeated Leigh RMI 2-0, in what was the team’s first game for three weeks.

The Ladies who were also playing only their third home game since September were in impressive form against a very strong and resilient Leigh RMI team.

Kendal made a fast start and created plenty of one on one opportunities with Lisa Rowlinson and Joanne Thompson breaking clear on numerous occasions.

However, the visiting goalkeeper made a number of key saves as the game remained goal less in the early stages of the contest.

Kendal continued to dominate, while Lisa Rowlinson saw her goal ruled out for offside, before Joanne Thompsons powerful shot on goal was well stopped by the Leigh keeper.

However the pressure told after 22 minutes when Hayley Banks played the ball into the feet of Joanne Thompson who fired an angled shot into the net as Kendal went 1-0 up.

Kendal had plenty of chances to double their lead most notably through Rowlinson whose chipped effort on goal hit the cross bar while Sarah Mc Cabe forced a good save out of the Leigh keeper.

The game was brought to an abrupt halt for 15 minutes after a Leigh player went down with an ankle injury.

Once play resumed Kendal regained their composure and saw the first half out while Leigh very rarely threatened the Kendal goal.

Leigh pressed higher up field at the start of the second half however Kendal defended well before Gemma Charlton made a number of comfortable saves as the hosts remained in control.

Kendal doubled their lead midway through the second half when debutant Hayley Banks placed the ball into the net. Banks, who used to play for Kendal Town Ladies many seasons ago, put on an impressive display on her return to the team.

From that point Kendal retained possession while Leigh struggled to create any real opportunities on goal.

Kendal travel to play Morecambe Reserve on Sunday.